Michelle Clark is the new Missouri Pre-admission Screening and Resident Review (PASRR) Coordinator with the Department of Mental Health (DMH) and serves as the representative for the Missouri mental health authority. Michelle manages the level II process for patients seeking nursing facility placement. She has over 14 years of healthcare experience across various settings and roles, including both medical and mental healthcare. Michelle’s journey in the healthcare field started in high school where she worked as a medical technician in a nursing facility. In the course of procuring her Bachelor degree of Science in Human Services from Evangel University, Michelle diversified her experience as a nurse assistant in cardiology at Mercy Hospital of Springfield, MO and later administrative duties in the Respiratory Therapy Department while also serving in home healthcare part-time. After college, Michelle transitioned into mental health, working as a community support specialist for individuals with substance use disorders and serve mental illnesses. During her time with the state of Missouri, Michelle has provided both case management and behavioral health services for individuals with developmental disabilities, assisted agencies in building more sustainable systems, and instructed on positive behavior supports. Her latest position was program monitoring and certification for Missouri’s behavioral health facilities while serving as the expert on aging for the behavioral health Division. Michelle is a dedicated professional who strives on improving mental health services in Missouri.